HSC Design Ltd have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.
Effective June 2022:
1.0 OUR CORE BELIEFS REGARDING USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
User privacy and data protection are human rights
We have a duty of care to the people within our data protection policy
Data should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
We loathe spam as much as you do!
We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
3.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation trackingLike most websites, this site collects user visitor data. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.This website may collect* information (already held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it. The information is supplied to us by Google Analytics and Statcounter. These systems do not use your IP address to identify you, the individual, in any way. We regard these companies as third party and as such you can see their privacy details here:https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html https://statcounter.com/about/legal/
3.2 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or be processed by any third party data processors. Instead the data will be sent in an email to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our own SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.
3.3 Email newsletter
If you choose to join one of our email newsletters, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Marketers choice who provide us with email marketing services. We consider Marketers choice to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website's own database or in any of our internal computer systems. Your email address will remain within Marketers choice database for as long as we continue to use Marketers choice services for email marketing or until you request removal from the list. You can do this by un-subscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send to you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list. If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.While your email address remains within the Marketers choice database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per month) newsletter-style emails from us. We do not share our email address list with third parties although we may suggest third party products or services to you in our emails. http://www.marketerschoice.com/privacy-policy/
3.4 Registering as a Member
If you choose to register your business as a Member we ask you to complete a registration form which includes your name, business address, contact details and service details. This is so that we may display your details to web site visitors and contact you about updates and job opportunities. If you choose to have your data deleted from our website we may retain the information that is required of us by law. You will be asked to confirm business insurance and compliance with the professional code of conduct and GDPR and we will retain this information to maintain transparency for clients.
4.0 HOW AND FOR WHAT LENGTH OF TIME WE WILL STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
5.0 ABOUT OUR DATA PROTECTION AND THIS WEBSITE'S SERVER
6.0 INFORMATION TO PREVENT OR DETECT FRAUD
When you apply through this Website to register with us, we may check our own and the your business partners records which are available in the public domain. If you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect or identify fraud we will record this and may also pass this information to FPAs and other organisations involved in crime and fraud prevention.
7.0 SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
When you respond to a Request for Services: We share Professional's information (name, business address including postcode, email address and phone number) with Clients when they respond to a request for services.
We disclose account and other personal information when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our User Agreement and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of our Website, our Users, or others.
Sharing Information with Search Engines: To enable others to find Members and find out more about the services you offer, your profile information on our Website may be included within search engine results. This includes but is not limited to your company name, profile picture, work area, services offered and reviews from homeowners.
Facebook And Other Social Media Services: We offer many ways for users to find enjoy, and share content about professionals from a range of sectors. We enable and encourage users to explore who else is using our Website and their public profiles. Most of your information (apart from financial information) includes your name and/or username, profile picture, tier of membership, your activity, including the designs and projects you like, social media applications that you link to your account and user content that you post on our Website. Your activity on our Website may appear in the activity feed of friends and users who follow your profile on our Website. You acknowledge and agree that the use of your information by any third party website or social media platform will be governed by their own privacy policies.
Payment Data: We will collect and process payment and financial data when you use our payment service to pay for services sourced through our Website. This information will be stored by third party payment processors. The third party payment processors will provide us with some payment information about you, including a unique reference, your payment card type, and the expiry date and last four digits of the payment card.
8.0 THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS AND EXTERNAL WEB LINKS
9.0 DATA BREACHES
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website's database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
10.0 YOUR CHOICES
You choose what information to pass to us and can update this at any time by using the sign in update options or contacting us. If you choose to visit our Website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice and our Terms including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of English Law. If you have any concerns about privacy at this website or wish to be removed from our records, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. If you are not happy with our response you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. www.ico.org.uk
11.0 DATA CONTROLLER
The Data controller of this website is: HSC Design Ltd, a UK Private Limited Company with company number: 6576986Whose registered office is: 128, City Road, London, EC1V 2NX HSC Design Ltd have been registered with the Information Commissioners Office under the Data Protection Act since 27th June 2012. Registration Number Z324311X.
12.0 DATA PROTECTION CONTACT
HSC Design LtdTelephone: 0333 800 8001
Email: Contact us